The Center for Aging and Policy Studies (CAPS) is an Upstate New York consortium focusing on the demography and economics of aging, with Syracuse University as its hub and the Cornell Population Center and the School of Public Health of the University at Albany as its spokes. The overarching objective of the CAPS is to improve the health, well-being, and independence of older adults through research, training, and dissemination. CAPS is funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) P30 Demography and Economics of Aging Centers  program.  

CAPS research is characterized by two signature themes and three cross-cutting themes that directly address the goals and priority areas of NIA. The two signature themes are health and well-being and family and intergenerational supports. The three cross-cutting themes are: the role of policy, the importance of place, and the distinctive circumstances of specific populations, including populations defined by historical experiences (e.g., military veterans), geography (e.g., rural residents), health conditions (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease), or shared vulnerabilities (e.g., low socioeconomic status, racial/ethnic minority adults).  



CAPS Annual Conference - Clare Bambra
Oct 30, 2020 at 10:00 AM

CAPS Annual Conference: Flash Talks
Oct 30, 2020 at 1:00 PM

Jennifer Ailshire, University of Southern California
Dec 11, 2020 at 12:00 PM

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CAPS Bulletins

Physical Health Impacts of Grandparenting Children with Disabilities
Ynesse Abdul Malak and Madonna Harrington Meyer

Child Injuries and the Timing of SNAP Benefits Receipt
Colleen Heflin, Irma Arteaga, Jean Felix Ndashimye, and Matthew P. Rabbitt

COVID-19 Trends Among Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Living in Residential Group Homes in New York State through July 10, 2020
Scott D. Landes, Margaret A. Turk, Margaret K. Formica, and Katherine E. McDonald

Rural COVID-19 Mortality Rates are Highest in Counties with the Largest Percentages of Blacks and Hispanics
Kent Jason G. Cheng, Yue Sun, and Shannon Monnat

Many Older Americans Do Not Receive the Recommended Home Health Care After Hospitalization
Jun Li, Mingyu Qi, Rachel M. Werner